Your Consultation & Dental Exam
When you visit DentaCare for your free consultation, Dr. Hobbs will examine your smile and take a full set of x-rays so he can recommend the best course of treatment for you.
If you and Dr. Hobbs decide that our natural-looking dentures are the right treatment for your smile, you can sit down with someone from our office right away to begin planning your treatment calendar.
In some cases, we need to perform one or more extractions before we begin the tooth replacement process. Once we’ve completed the preparations for your new dentures, we’ll provide you with a temporary prosthetic to wear until your mouth has healed.
Three to four weeks later, you’ll be ready to receive your brand new dentures.
Your Step-By-Step Procedure
As soon as you decide to move forward with the denture process, you’ll complete the following step-by-step process:
- Using a small intraoral camera, Dr. Hobbs will take a precise digital impression of your mouth, including all the hard and soft tissues such as teeth and nerve endings.
- Dr. Hobbs will share the data from your digital impression with our dental laboratory, which is located right here in our office. Then we’ll create your dentures. Thanks to our advanced imaging, they’ll be the right shape, size, and color for your smile.
- Next, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Hobbs can make sure your new dentures have the right fit.
- At your final appointment, Dr. Hobbs will make any necessary adjustments and then he’ll securely place your dentures.
Now you’ll be ready to showcase your new, natural-looking smile with renewed confidence.
Aftercare for Your Dentures
For the first few of days or even weeks after placement, your dentures will feel a bit out of the ordinary. But that’s perfectly natural– your new prosthetic teeth will take some getting used to. With your new dentures, eating and speaking clearly will be much easier.
To maintain your new set of teeth, you’ll want to remove and gently brush your dentures every day. It’s important to use a non-abrasive cleanser and a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean them, so you can eliminate food, plaque, and bacteria.
Be sure you rinse out your mouth after eating. You can also use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your mouth once your dentures have been removed. If you notice your dentures have loosened, give us a call right away. We’ll schedule an appointment so Dr. Hobbs can readjust your denture set.
Frequently Asked Questions
My current set of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
If your dentures don’t fit properly, contact our office right away. Even if you got your dentures from another dentist, Dr. Hobbs may be able to adjust them for a better fit. You might also wish to explore the benefits of implant-supported dentures.
My dentures broke — how do I fix them?
If you damage or break your dentures, don’t try to fix them on your own. Store them in a safe place and give us a call right away. We’ll fit you in for an appointment as soon as we can.
Does my dental insurance cover dentures?
Most dental insurance plans provide some level of coverage for dentures, so we recommend reviewing your policy or contacting your insurance provider. If you want, we’ll be happy to go over your payment options with you to answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call at (903) 309-2142.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth made from porcelain or acrylic resin. They’re set in a gum-colored base that’s typically made from acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal.
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove staining?
You can keep your dentures clean by soaking them overnight and cleaning them with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive soap every day.
If your dentures get stained, don’t try to use bleach or whitening products. Instead, ask Dr. Hobbs about getting a professional cleaning.
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are secured directly to your jaw for a natural-looking, durable restoration that won’t ever slide out of place. Plus, they’re easy to clean and they stimulate healthy jawbone growth.